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Empowering Continuous Personal And Professional Growth

December 18, 2018

Those who are constantly exploring, growing, and sharing information tend to be strong communicators, be excellent consultants, and excel in a remote first work environment. Read our tips on how to empower both personal and professional growth.

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Why is Change So Hard and So Important?

December 7, 2018

Driving change is one of the most important things we do as leaders. Organizations are often resistant to change. We’ll teach you how to effectively lead change against this resistance.

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How To Be A Confluence and Jira Requirements Hero

October 9, 2018

Manually creating user stories with Atlassian’s Jira from product requirements written in Confluence takes effort and doubles the work. Make it easier.

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Why Fear Is Keeping You From Embracing Agile

September 26, 2018

Resistance to the unknown, or change, can be the very thing stopping you from embracing Agile Software Development. How do you overcome that fear? Read on!

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Do You Know These 8 Powerful Jira Secrets?

August 24, 2018

Jira is an incredibly powerful issue tracking platform. These awesome, yet underutilized, features are usually left undiscovered.

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What are Software Bugs and What Do They Want?

August 9, 2018

Setting the Stage In this article, we explore and discuss differing thoughts on the subject of bugs and their inevitable impact on your project. Can you, in a Scrum model, add them to your sprint with no estimating or prioritizing? How can you estimate a bug? How do you determine in your application which issue…

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How to Control your Jira Notifications

August 7, 2018

You’re in a meeting and your coworker says, “Did you see that Jira ticket I mentioned you on?” Most of us might say, “Maybe, I get so many I probably missed it.” or “Who knows, I send all of those to a folder [that I never check].” It may sometimes feel like the more diligently…

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How to Drive Team Productivity with Collaboration

July 17, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a smart person who was stuck on a problem. And the world ended. Or at least, that’s what some people apparently think will happen. But the reality is, smart people get stuck! We work in teams because it’s not reasonable to think that one person can do it all,…

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Predicting Your Future – Estimate with Confidence

July 10, 2018

In a previous article, I explored the dangers of unmanaged expectations in software businesses, along with suggestions and tips. One way software teams manage expectations is by providing estimates of engineering effort. Here I’ll examine a specific technique that help teams estimate with confidence. This technique can be particularly helpful for teams that are new…

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The Definition of Ready

1 Simple Thing That Will Make Your Team Crush It

June 26, 2018

Is your team slow or do you think they could be faster? You can save them many wasted hours per week with a single short meeting called the Definition of Ready. Learning what exactly is meant by a user story or ticket is a great hidden inefficiency in agile teams. Think about this scenario: A…

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